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APAC

HPE boosts Hong Kong university research with new HPC cluster
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high-performance computing (HPC)

HPE boosts Hong Kong university research with new HPC cluster

The company said the new cluster is nearly 10 times faster than what the university was previously using
6 Apr 2022
SK Hynix-backed consortium mulls Arm acquisition
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mergers and acquisitions

SK Hynix-backed consortium mulls Arm acquisition

The company’s CEO doesn’t think the British chipmaker can be bought by one company or organisation
31 Mar 2022
Australian gov promises new cyber capabilities despite “massive skills shortage”
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Policy & legislation

Australian gov promises new cyber capabilities despite “massive skills shortage”

The country is investing $9.9 billion to triple its offensive cyber capabilities and double its cyber hunt and response activities
31 Mar 2022
Nvidia accelerates Australia’s AI roadmap with CSIRO partnership
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Nvidia accelerates Australia’s AI roadmap with CSIRO partnership

The chip maker's technology will be used to create digital twins and trial quantum computing initiatives
25 Mar 2022
Troubled Mizuho Group looks to rebuild trust with Google Cloud partnership
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digital transformation

Troubled Mizuho Group looks to rebuild trust with Google Cloud partnership

Several IT failures last year led to widespread outages and the resignation of top executives
24 Mar 2022
SAP launches Singapore lab to focus on AI
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Business strategy

SAP launches Singapore lab to focus on AI

The company is looking to double the number of engineers it hires in the country
23 Mar 2022
Australia launches $89 million cyber crime centre
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cyber crime

Australia launches $89 million cyber crime centre

The centre will be led by the police and bolster the nation’s cyber security capabilities
21 Mar 2022
Supreme Court rules NSW elections void after IT glitch
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Policy & legislation

Supreme Court rules NSW elections void after IT glitch

A number of voters were unable to access the state's iVote network due to a system overload
17 Mar 2022
NSW ditches e-voting system for 2023 election
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Policy & legislation

NSW ditches e-voting system for 2023 election

The electoral commissioner has suggested there should be a review of internet voting following the problems with the system found last December
16 Mar 2022
Alibaba Cloud launches cloud computer in Singapore
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cloud computing

Alibaba Cloud launches cloud computer in Singapore

This is the first time the company has launched a cloud computer outside of China
15 Mar 2022
China overhauls ISP rules to better protect children online
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Policy & legislation

China overhauls ISP rules to better protect children online

New rules include 'youth modes' for all video services and mandatory security software for all new devices
14 Mar 2022
Why does China want to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA)?
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Policy & legislation

Why does China want to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA)?

We explore what the landmark multinational trade agreement involves and why countries might want to join it
10 Mar 2022
China-backed hackers compromised six US government networks
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vulnerability

China-backed hackers compromised six US government networks

Mandiant researchers investigated APT41 activities between May 2021 and February 2022
9 Mar 2022
Google Cloud partners with Flipkart for digital transformation
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digital transformation

Google Cloud partners with Flipkart for digital transformation

The e-commerce company is hoping to onboard India’s next 200 million shoppers with the aid of the US firm's technology
8 Mar 2022
Microsoft to set up largest India data centre region in Hyderabad
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data centres

Microsoft to set up largest India data centre region in Hyderabad

The investment will complement the tech giant’s existing network of three regions across the country in Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai
7 Mar 2022
UK and Japan cooperate to reduce reliance on Nokia, Ericsson for 5G infrastructure
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Network & Internet

UK and Japan cooperate to reduce reliance on Nokia, Ericsson for 5G infrastructure

The two countries are hoping to reduce the global over-reliance on a small number of suppliers to build and maintain networks
4 Mar 2022
Nokia wins Indosat contract to expand 5G across Indonesia
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5G

Nokia wins Indosat contract to expand 5G across Indonesia

The deal will bring next-gen communication technology to customers across a 1.4 million square kilometre area
4 Mar 2022
AWS expands its public sector startup accelerator to Japan
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startups

AWS expands its public sector startup accelerator to Japan

Fledgling companies in nine APAC countries can now apply to be part of the AWS Startup Ramp programme
4 Mar 2022
Singapore to launch digital defence agency to counter growing cyber threats
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cyber warfare

Singapore to launch digital defence agency to counter growing cyber threats

Russian cyber tactics in Ukraine cited as reason behind new military arm
3 Mar 2022
World’s fastest supercomputer to power tsunami evacuation drills
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high-performance computing (HPC)

World’s fastest supercomputer to power tsunami evacuation drills

Fujitsu will use Fugaku and a smartphone app to notify residents about the arrival time and flooding height of a predicted tsunami
3 Mar 2022
China's "most advanced" malware uncovered after nine years in operation
Malware in code
malware

China's "most advanced" malware uncovered after nine years in operation

Daxin appears to be have used in a long-running espionage campaign against select government and critical infrastructure targets
1 Mar 2022
Japan pursues green data centres to achieve carbon-neutral society
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data centres

Japan pursues green data centres to achieve carbon-neutral society

The country is aiming to achieve energy savings of 40% or more in its domestic data centres by 2030
25 Feb 2022
Changes to India’s data bill will lead to 'higher business failure rates'
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data protection

Changes to India’s data bill will lead to 'higher business failure rates'

A leading trade association says proposed alterations will make the legislation more generic and create barriers to growth
25 Feb 2022
Software salaries in Singapore surge 22% amid wave of venture capital investment
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Careers & training

Software salaries in Singapore surge 22% amid wave of venture capital investment

A combination of limited local talent and fresh startup funding are inflating the average salary for DevOps and mobile engineering roles
24 Feb 2022